(November 1938)

Eastern Color, 1934 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Editing:
?
Format:
standard comic

["Gosh! Mister, you scared me at first!"] (Table of Contents)

Somebody's Stenog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Papa

Indexer Notes

The cover character is "Samuel Smithers" from the "Somebody's Stenog" comic strip drawn by A.E. Hayward. However, the Famous Funnies covers were often drawn by artists other than the original creator of the characters depicted.

["All right! All right!"] (Table of Contents)

Mescal Ike / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Huhta
Inks:
Art Huhta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle; Young 'Un

Indexer Notes

This is just a drawing of Young 'Un on a horse astride a canyon, as Pa Piffle and Mescal Ike look on. There is no story or even a gag. A number of Famous Funnies issues have these character "pin-ups" in this position in the comic.

["Danger Rattlesnake"] (Table of Contents)

Jitter / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Poinier
Pencils:
Arthur Poinier
Inks:
Arthur Poinier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jitter (chimp)
Synopsis:
Two gag strips (newspaper reprints):
Jitter sees a rattlesnake in the zoo and is later spooked by toothpaste coming out of a tube as a child plays with a rattle.
Jitter has the family dog lick the dinner dishes clean.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in these newspaper comic strip reprints.
The bottom half of the page is an advertisement, encouraging children to sell "Xmas packs" and win prizes.

[Goofie Gags] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
Inks:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four one-panel gag cartoons, two about football and two about Thanksgiving.

["What's th' matter?"] (Table of Contents)

The Gay Thirties / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry "Hank" Barrow
Inks:
Henry "Hank" Barrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two one-panel cartoons (newspaper reprints).

["That old rotted hull back of the shop."] (Table of Contents)

Roy Powers, Eagle Scout / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Powell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Roy Powers

Indexer Notes

Newspaper comic strip reprints.

Let's Get Into a Huddle (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stephen Douglas ?
Pencils:
Stephen Douglas
Inks:
Stephen Douglas
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial page with various comments about the comic book. Two illustrations by Stephen Douglas [who was "the effective day-to-day editor" of Famous Funnies, according to Ron Goulart, Comic Book Culture: An Illustrated History. Collector's Press, Inc. 2000. p. 11-12.]

["No, I wasn't razzin' you."] (Table of Contents)

Such is Life / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Munson
Pencils:
Walt Munson
Inks:
Walt Munson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Goofy Saunders
Synopsis:
Goofy says he wasn't blowing a hockey player a "razzberry" (aka Bronx Cheer), he just has a cold and was blowing his nose.

Indexer Notes

1-panel gag cartoon (newspaper reprint).

["I think the baby is going to be a song writer."] (Table of Contents)

Dumb-Bells / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Gar Schmitt
Pencils:
Gar Schmitt [as GAR]
Inks:
Gar Schmitt [as GAR]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two one-panel gag cartoons (newspaper reprints).

["Closing time!"] (Table of Contents)

Dizzy Dramas / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hugh Joseph Deeney [as Joe Bowers]
Inks:
Hugh Joseph Deeney [as Joe Bowers]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman breaks a 5,000 year old vase at a museum and tells the guard "you're lucky it wuzn't bran' new."

Indexer Notes

There are 3 separate comic features on this page. The last 0.25 of the page is a black-and-white ad for the "Erectorscope."

["Ah, Lolita, my leetle one, another day--another peso!"] (Table of Contents)

Skyroads / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Calkins
Pencils:
Russell Keaton (signed)
Inks:
Russell Keaton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation

Indexer Notes

Four pages of daily comic strip reprints.

["We're aground!"] (Table of Contents)

Hairbreadth Harry / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
F.O. Alexander
Inks:
F.O. Alexander
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Harry; Belinda

["A special in umbrellas today, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

High-Gear Homer / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
F.O. Alexander
Inks:
F.O. Alexander
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer

Indexer Notes

This and the Hairbreadth Harry story comprise one page of the comic book and would have represented one full Sunday newspaper comic page.

["He's got the measles and I'm taking no chances of getting it."] (Table of Contents)

Life's Like That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Neher
Pencils:
Fred Neher
Inks:
Fred Neher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This page consists of six unrelated one-panel cartoons which may have represented six daily cartoons or perhaps one Sunday page.

["After the Topeka Post Office gun battle."] (Table of Contents)

War on Crime / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rex Collier
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson ?
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

"Jimmy Thompson" tentative art ID from this site: http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/search?q=war+on+crime

Newspaper comic strip reprints.

["Slurp, slurp."] (Table of Contents)

Jitter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Poinier
Pencils:
Arthur Poinier
Inks:
Arthur Poinier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jitter

Indexer Notes

4 daily comic strip reprints.

["Teepees all heap small out here in Greenwich Village!"] (Table of Contents)

Big Chief Wahoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Allen Saunders
Pencils:
Elmer Woggon
Inks:
Elmer Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Big Chief Wahoo

["Dickie and Wags are alone."] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dare / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Coulton Waugh
Inks:
Coulton Waugh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Dickie Dare; Dan Flynn; Wags (dog); Mr. Dare; Mrs. Dare

Indexer Notes

Newspaper comic strip reprints.

["Something must have happened to Phil!"] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Patsy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Graff (signed)
Inks:
Mel Graff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Patsy; Miss Ginny

Theodora--Her Girlhood (Table of Contents)

High Lights of History / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Pencils:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Inks:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography; history
Characters:
Empress Theodora

Indexer Notes

Newspaper comic strip reprint. It is probable that this strip, "Boys and Girls the World Over" and "Would You Believe It?" were all one Sunday comic page.

["Guatemala--a Republic of Central America."] (Table of Contents)

Boys and Girls the World Over / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Pencils:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Inks:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information on Guatemala.

Indexer Notes

It is probable that this strip, "High Lights of History," and "Would You Believe It?" were all one Sunday comic page.

["The sturdy Dutch burghers of Nieuw Amsterdam played Kolf!"] (Table of Contents)

Would You Believe It? / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Pencils:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Inks:
J. Carroll Mansfield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

It is probable that this strip, "High Lights of History," and "Boys and Girls the World Over" were all one Sunday comic page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A.W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Seven different panels, each with an activity or puzzle.

["That looks like our candidate's dog across the street!"] (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clifford McBride
Pencils:
Clifford McBride
Inks:
Clifford McBride
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby

["Cat moves brood of kittens to tree-top."] (Table of Contents)

Animals in the News / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Pencils:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Inks:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["You say you didn't have lunch yet, Gink?"] (Table of Contents)

Frog Pond Ferry / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Pencils:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Inks:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Come on Napoleon, go through your tricks to earn your dinner."] (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clifford McBride
Pencils:
Clifford McBride
Inks:
Clifford McBride
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby

Cat O' 9 Lives (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Pencils:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Inks:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Here comes that little pup who thinks he's so hard-boiled!"] (Table of Contents)

Frog Pond Ferry / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Pencils:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Inks:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Put down that plank!"] (Table of Contents)

Oaky Doaks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William McCleery ?
Pencils:
Ralph Fuller
Inks:
Ralph Fuller
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Oaky Doaks

["Quick! Dive!"] (Table of Contents)

Seaweed Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
Inks:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Seaweed Sam; Jibsail Jerry

["Chief Wahoo and Pigtails are getting the low-down on high society."] (Table of Contents)

Big Chief Wahoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Allen Saunders
Pencils:
Elmer Woggon
Inks:
Elmer Woggon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Big Chief Wahoo; Pigtails

["There's the letter to Olly!"] (Table of Contents)

Olly of the Movies / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julian Ollendorf ?
Pencils:
Julian Ollendorf
Inks:
Julian Ollendorf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Olly

["Hello, Randolph!"] (Table of Contents)

Scorchy Smith / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation

["Smithers lands in jail."] (Table of Contents)

Somebody's Stenog / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A.E. Hayward
Inks:
A.E. Hayward
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Oh, what an awful dream!"] (Table of Contents)

The Back-Seat Driver / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A.E. Hayward
Inks:
A.E. Hayward
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["The Mysterious Peak!"] (Table of Contents)

Above the Crowd / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stookie Allen
Pencils:
Stookie Allen
Inks:
Stookie Allen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
W.H. Jackson
Synopsis:
Biography of 19th century photographer W.H. Jackson.

["The jam was right there just a moment ago."] (Table of Contents)

Mescal Ike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
S. L. Huntley
Pencils:
Art Huhta
Inks:
Art Huhta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle

Magic Made Easy (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stephen Douglas ?
Inks:
Stephen Douglas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Napoleon! I want you to remember you're a pirate!"] (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clifford McBride
Pencils:
Clifford McBride
Inks:
Clifford McBride
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon (dog)

["Republican City is in Nebraska."] (Table of Contents)

There's a Town / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady
Pencils:
M.E. Brady
Inks:
M.E. Brady
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

The "Let's Get Into a Huddle" page credits M.E. Brady with this feature, although the signature on the art is not his usual "MEB."

["This envelope has money it!"] (Table of Contents)

Babe Bunting / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roy Williams
Inks:
Roy Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Babe Bunting; Mrs. Bunting; Captain Mulberry

Indexer Notes

Kemp Starrett ghosted this strip in 1939-1940 according to: http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/

["I think I see somebody tryin' to find us."] (Table of Contents)

Punky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Belk (signed)
Inks:
Fred Belk (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons.

["Connie, I've decided to buy a new car."] (Table of Contents)

Connie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Godwin
Pencils:
Frank Godwin
Inks:
Frank Godwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Connie; Daddy; Johnny

["You like quail on toast, don't you, Ted!"] (Table of Contents)

The Wet Blanket / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Godwin
Pencils:
Frank Godwin
Inks:
Frank Godwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This comic strip and "Connie" constituted one full Sunday comics page.

["I didn't put a knife and fork at Uncle Earl's place..."] (Table of Contents)

Life's Like That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Neher
Pencils:
Fred Neher
Inks:
Fred Neher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["I wanna go in th' auto!"] (Table of Contents)

Queenie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bliss
Pencils:
Bob Bliss
Inks:
Bob Bliss
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Queenie; Auntie; Jitters

The Ghost of Devil Key (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Connye M. Hyatt
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The "Let's Get Into a Huddle" page says Connye Hyatt is the wife of Robert M. Hyatt who "has been writing stories for you for the past four years."

["Weel you help us."] (Table of Contents)

Homer Hoopee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Locher (signed)
Inks:
Fred Locher (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer Hoopee

["Artie has drawn a figgerhead."] (Table of Contents)

Artistic Artie / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["The next part of Spunky Dory's life story is about to begin, folks!"] (Table of Contents)

Butty and Fatty / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Pencils:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Inks:
M.E. Brady [as MEB]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spunky Dory

["Uncle Elby tugs on Napoleon"] (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clifford McBride
Pencils:
Clifford McBride
Inks:
Clifford McBride
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby

Indexer Notes

There is no dialogue, caption, or even sound effects in this strip.

["Home Teem"] (Table of Contents)

Jitter / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Poinier
Pencils:
Arthur Poinier
Inks:
Arthur Poinier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jitter

Indexer Notes

3 daily newspaper strip reprints. The bottom third of the page is an ad urging "Boys 12 to 15!" to sell magazine subscriptions and win a bike or other prizes.

Pen Pal Page (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stephen Douglas ?
Inks:
Stephen Douglas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of pen pals for readers to correspond with.

Indexer Notes

Masthead illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Buck Rogers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Online version of this comic has the Buck Rogers pages removed. The exact placement and content of these pages is not known at this time.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Gosh! Mister, you scared me at first!"]
    Somebody's Stenog
  2. 1. ["All right! All right!"]
    Mescal Ike
  3. 2. ["Danger Rattlesnake"]
    Jitter
  4. 3. [Goofie Gags]
  5. 4. ["What's th' matter?"]
    The Gay Thirties
  6. 5. ["That old rotted hull back of the shop."]
    Roy Powers, Eagle Scout
  7. 6. Let's Get Into a Huddle
  8. 7. ["No, I wasn't razzin' you."]
    Such is Life
  9. 8. ["I think the baby is going to be a song writer."]
    Dumb-Bells
  10. 9. ["Closing time!"]
    Dizzy Dramas
  11. 10. ["Ah, Lolita, my leetle one, another day--another peso!"]
    Skyroads
  12. 11. ["We're aground!"]
    Hairbreadth Harry
  13. 12. ["A special in umbrellas today, sir!"]
    High-Gear Homer
  14. 13. ["He's got the measles and I'm taking no chances of getting it."]
    Life's Like That
  15. 14. ["After the Topeka Post Office gun battle."]
    War on Crime
  16. 15. ["Slurp, slurp."]
    Jitter
  17. 16. ["Teepees all heap small out here in Greenwich Village!"]
    Big Chief Wahoo
  18. 17. ["Dickie and Wags are alone."]
    Dickie Dare
  19. 18. ["Something must have happened to Phil!"]
    The Adventures of Patsy
  20. 19. Theodora--Her Girlhood
    High Lights of History
  21. 20. ["Guatemala--a Republic of Central America."]
    Boys and Girls the World Over
  22. 21. ["The sturdy Dutch burghers of Nieuw Amsterdam played Kolf!"]
    Would You Believe It?
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Funland
  24. 23. ["That looks like our candidate's dog across the street!"]
    Napoleon
  25. 24. ["Cat moves brood of kittens to tree-top."]
    Animals in the News
  26. 25. ["You say you didn't have lunch yet, Gink?"]
    Frog Pond Ferry
  27. 26. ["Come on Napoleon, go through your tricks to earn your dinner."]
    Napoleon
  28. 27. Cat O' 9 Lives
  29. 28. ["Here comes that little pup who thinks he's so hard-boiled!"]
    Frog Pond Ferry
  30. 29. ["Put down that plank!"]
    Oaky Doaks
  31. 30. ["Quick! Dive!"]
    Seaweed Sam
  32. 31. ["Chief Wahoo and Pigtails are getting the low-down on high society."]
    Big Chief Wahoo
  33. 32. ["There's the letter to Olly!"]
    Olly of the Movies
  34. 33. ["Hello, Randolph!"]
    Scorchy Smith
  35. 34. ["Smithers lands in jail."]
    Somebody's Stenog
  36. 35. ["Oh, what an awful dream!"]
    The Back-Seat Driver
  37. 36. ["The Mysterious Peak!"]
    Above the Crowd
  38. 37. ["The jam was right there just a moment ago."]
    Mescal Ike
  39. 38. Magic Made Easy
  40. 39. ["Napoleon! I want you to remember you're a pirate!"]
    Napoleon
  41. 40. ["Republican City is in Nebraska."]
    There's a Town
  42. 41. ["This envelope has money it!"]
    Babe Bunting
  43. 42. ["I think I see somebody tryin' to find us."]
    Punky
  44. 43. ["Connie, I've decided to buy a new car."]
    Connie
  45. 44. ["You like quail on toast, don't you, Ted!"]
    The Wet Blanket
  46. 45. ["I didn't put a knife and fork at Uncle Earl's place..."]
    Life's Like That
  47. 46. ["I wanna go in th' auto!"]
    Queenie
  48. 47. The Ghost of Devil Key
  49. 48. ["Weel you help us."]
    Homer Hoopee
  50. 49. ["Artie has drawn a figgerhead."]
    Artistic Artie
  51. 50. ["The next part of Spunky Dory's life story is about to begin, folks!"]
    Butty and Fatty
  52. 51. ["Uncle Elby tugs on Napoleon"]
    Napoleon
  53. 52. ["Home Teem"]
    Jitter
  54. 53. Pen Pal Page
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Buck Rogers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
  • Matthew Torrance
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Merlin Haas
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Peter Croome